Our Story

Essig Bass does real estate differently.

They do it because they love it, and they think buying and selling your home should be fun.

Alyssia and Sharon took different paths to begin their partnership but when they found each other they knew that they were the perfect real estate team.

Together, Alyssia and Sharon are a boldly refreshing pair. Alyssia is outspoken and fierce while Sharon is calm and nurturing. Alyssia has never met a stranger and Sharon makes everyone around her feel at ease; between the two of them, you’ll feel comfortable, confident and cared for. While Alyssia fights for what is in the best interest of their clients , Sharon is there to ease their fears. With Essig Bass, you’ll know that Sharon and Alyssia are always looking out for you, always getting you the best results and always by your side.

  • 22 years combined experience
  • Over 210 homes sold – Combined
  • Vastly networked across Baltimore

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Alysia Essig and Sharon Bass

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Problem Solvers

A refreshingly bold approach to home buying and selling

Picture Perfect

Professional photographer on staff to make sure that your home photos are of the highest quality

Keys to Success

At Essig Bass we know what it takes to make buying and selling a home as smooth as possible


Customer Service

Always available and easy to reach
Direct: 443-253-9426
Office: 410-464-5500
Mobile: 443-253-9426

Alyssia Essig

Alyssia Essig

Co-Founder, 2017 President-Elect for Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors

Alysia began her love affair with real estate in 1996 when she began working with Apartment Search, a company that assisted renters in finding a home. Two years later, she fully committed and obtained her real estate license. Nine years after that, she moved into a managerial position. And in Janaury of 2016, she moved back into a sales position.

  • Brokers License – Overseen 1000’s of transactions
  • Managed | Trained over 100 real estate agents
  • Business Coach for #1 Real Estate Training company – TomFerry – Your Coach
  • Reviewed over 82 Million in sales in 2015, 64 Million in 2014
  • President of Women’s Council of Realtors – Greater Baltimore
  • Vice President of Greater Batlimore Board of Realtors
Sharon Bass

Sharon Bass


Sharon Bass has been in real estate in the Greater Baltimore area since 2012. After many years of philanthropic service in the community with groups such as John’s Hopkins Pediatric Oncology, House of Ruth and Hadassah and raising her family, Sharon decided to turn her passion for real estate into a profession and has been actively helping people buy and sell their homes ever since. While Sharon is proficient and experienced in a wide range of real estate transactions, she is particularly fond of helping first time home buyers navigate the buying process, giving them as much hand-holding and clarity as needed. Rest assured, Sharon strives to negotiate the best deal for you and your family at all times.

Deb Kleiner

Deb Kleiner


Deb began her love affair with Baltimore when she moved here to help start a home ownership program in Southeast Baltimore. In fact, she organized the original Live Near Your Work conference to launch employer-sponsored homeownership assistance to encourage employees to live near their place of employment and to make it possible for more people to buy homes. She left the nonprofit world to work for a marketing and public relations firm. Eventually, she started her own public relations agency where she worked with builders, developers and architects. After years of working in the communications field, Deb decided to turn her passion about real estate and homeownership into a profession and she’s have been helping folks navigate the home buying process ever since.

As the newest member of the Essig Bass Home Team, Deb can offer you the benefits and security of working with an experienced group that is committed to superior customer service and making the home buying process enjoyable. We’re a knowledgeable and enthusiastic bunch.

She’s happy to answer questions from you at any time – whether it’s the best place for bbq, how to finance a renovation, or the best place to listen to blues.

Let’s get started!

Nathalia Cruz Ortiz

Nathalia Cruz Ortiz


Nathalia was born and raised in San Juan Puerto Rico.  She graduated with a Bacherlor’s of Arts in Political Science and Public Relations from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.   Nathalia relocated to Baltimore in January 2007 where she began her real estate career.  She acquired her REALTOR license in April 2014 where her skills in problem solving and networking have benefited her clients with outstanding representation and successful negotiations during their transactions. Nathalia has a strong “old school” work ethic, along with a keen perception of human behavior, and selfless attitude.  With her sense of humor, elegance and youthful energy, clients enjoy the process of buying or selling their home with her. Both a city and beach girl at heart, in her spare time, you can find her on the Bay doing Stand Up Paddle Boarding or traveling to explore new places such as Paris, Key West and Costa Rica.  She is an avid amateur photographer, writer and European classic car enthusiast. Nathalia’s favorite places in Baltimore are The Bun Shop in Mt. Vernon, Mt. Royal Tavern and Arthouse in Hampden.  She will try anything once and is not afraid to ask the hard questions or silly questions at client’s request.  She looks forward to assisting you with all your real estate needs.